Date Taken: 08/08/2011 Photographer:
Lorand F. Location: Lake Balaton, Hungary
Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph Reflector Telescope
HEQ-5 Pro Goto
Canon EOS 1000D Processing: Iris, PS Exposure: 8 hours Other Equipment Used: Televue Paracorr II, Lacerta MGEN autoguider Notes:
This picture was selected by apod.nasa.gov as the Astronomy picture of the day for Sept. 14th, 2011 (Link)
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Our 8" aperture deep-sky imaging specialist has features usually reserved for much pricier astrophotography telescopes. The 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph features nine internal baffle rings, a recessed and reinforced focuser, and exceptional optics.
The Tele Vue Paracorr type 2 coma corrector eliminates or reduces coma in reflector telescopes as fast as f/3. Works visually or photographically, and the top is tunable to optimize the performance with any eyepiece and telescope combination.
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